Our three rivers need a low salt diet – join us!
Join our Volunteer Road Salt Monitoring Program! Volunteers collect data on two water quality parameters:specific conductanceand chloride.Specific conductanceis measured on-site using a hand-held meter, while water samples are shipped to the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene to test for chloride levels. Sampling typically takes place within 48 hours after events that trigger road salt use such as large snowfalls and snowmelts.
We host an annual workshop on snow and ice control best practices for private contractors in an effort to reduce impacts of road salt to local water quality! You’ll learn state of the art winter maintenance practices, including how to transition to liquid deicers, to reduce overall salt application to parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks.